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by maryinoxford
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Inflatable Kayak for Sea
Replies: 11
Views: 3126

Re: Inflatable Kayak for Sea

Dilby, although I've mostly paddled inland, I have gone through a succession of inflatables and folding boats, which I listed on another forum. This search link lists my posts on the subject - there may be something of interest for you. http://ukpaddlesports.freeforums.org/search.php?keywords=Memoir...
by maryinoxford
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Inflatable Kayak for Sea
Replies: 11
Views: 3126

Re: Inflatable Kayak for Sea

Yes, folding boats are another option. You'll find more information on them here: http://foldingkayaks.org/phpBB/ This is an American site specialising in inflatables. I don't recommend importing from America (there are easier/ cheaper options) but I've found a lot of good sense on this site. http:/...
by maryinoxford
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Inflatable Kayak for Sea
Replies: 11
Views: 3126

Gumotex make good quality inflatables. I'm only experienced with those made of Nitrilon, which is very tough. There's a newer lightweight range made of Nitrilon Light. I can't comment on those. If you look at the Gumotex range: http://www.gumotexboats.com/inflatable-kayaks you'll find some, such as ...
by maryinoxford
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayaking course advice for newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1358

Re: Sea kayaking course advice for newbie

There's a sea kayaking centre on the Isle of Wight, might be less of a journey for you.
by maryinoxford
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: At last we may be accepted on the Dart!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: At last we may be accepted on the Dart!!!!

I don't understand why "wild swimming" should be persistently confused with "naked swimming." Wildswimmer Pete doesn't seem compelled to shed his Speedos. The law in this country says that some parts of the body should be covered in public places. Is that so difficult to live with?
by maryinoxford
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: You don't see this very often
Replies: 6
Views: 2410

Re: You don't see this very often

So is this a new sport? Greenland kayaking combined with (blunted) harpooning? Like biathlon combines skiing and shooting?
by maryinoxford
Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Paddle Float^
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Re: Paddle Float

Pakboats have a different take on it, the Pakpod: http://www.pakboats.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=201&Itemid=174 https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5786/21172390019_6823cf033f_z.jpg You attach a harness to your kayak dees. The pod clips to this with quick-release buckles, making a s...
by maryinoxford
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking gadgets
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: Kayaking gadgets

PolecatApollo wrote:OK - Wonder if there's a telescopic snorkel, BA pocket sized, out there.... Would give a few minutes of air in a foot entrapment of boat pin... I have room in my BA...
Similar idea discussed here:
http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... =3&t=91166
by maryinoxford
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Tango z pro kayak
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Re: Tango z pro kayak

If nobody here knows the answer, it might be worth trying Song of the Paddle. I think a few people on that forum use that boat:
http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/forum.php
Good luck.
by maryinoxford
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new look UKRGB
Replies: 63
Views: 10550

Re: A new look UKRGB

Internet Explorer 11 with Windows 7. I usually have my screen zoom set to 125%, but I changed it to 100% and still had the same effect.

Is there any way I can send you a screen dump? Otherwise, I can save one and put it on Flickr so that I can post it here.

Mary
by maryinoxford
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new look UKRGB
Replies: 63
Views: 10550

Re: A new look UKRGB

On my screen, in the header line that starts "User Control Panel (0 new messages) • View your posts" the lower half of the letters is covered by the background colour. You can still read enough to find the links, it just looks a bit messy.
by maryinoxford
Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted - Feathercraft or similar
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Wanted - Feathercraft or similar

Thanks for the reply Mary, do you have any first hand experience of the Wayland Proximo ? Sorry, no. I used to paddle a Feathercraft Wisper, and I noticed the Proximo when it was first advertised as it looks like a Wisper clone - similar specs and shape. I believe the listed price was around £1600,...
by maryinoxford
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted - Feathercraft or similar
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Wanted - Feathercraft or similar

I was going to suggest you look at the Wayland Proximo, a Polish-made boat which would probably cost new about the same as a used Feathercraft. But I've just taken a look at the website, which says that the Proximo is "WITHDRAWN FROM SALE - To be re-introduced Spring 2016." http://www.waylandkayaks....
by maryinoxford
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Sponsons in folding kayaks
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Re: Sponsons in folding kayaks

If you contact user idc (on this forum or Song of the Paddle) he might be able to help, as he is experienced with folding kayaks.
by maryinoxford
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BIKES AND KAYAKS
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

Re: BIKES AND KAYAKS

If you were planning to use a standard kayak trolley as the wheels for the towed boat, it's worth remembering that some trolleys specifically say that they're not to be towed. I think it's a question of friction building up too much heat between wheel and axle, if going faster than walking speed.
by maryinoxford
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Security
Replies: 15
Views: 2095

Re: Security

MikeB wrote:Just for you, Mary - -
Thanks, Mike. My cat died a few weeks ago, so I'm having withdrawal symptoms. I like the expression on your cat's face in the "on guard" picture. Slightly notched ears... a roaming tom?

Mary
by maryinoxford
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: For Sale - Feathercraft Kahuna and accessories
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: For Sale - Feathercraft Kahuna and accessories

Whaleman, have you tried posting on the Folding Kayaks forum? http://foldingkayaks.org/phpBB/index.php There's a For Sale section. Most of the members are in the USA, but there are some worldwide. If you would be prepared to package the boat for international shipping, you'd widen your choice of pos...
by maryinoxford
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Security
Replies: 15
Views: 2095

Re: Security

Jim wrote:The cat would stop me, can't stand the things!
I'm the opposite; I might leave the kayak and steal the cat... Thanks for posting the photos!

Mary
by maryinoxford
Tue May 19, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best not get to close to this one!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: Best not get to close to this one!!

Dorset County Council said the crack in the edge of Watton Cliff was above the western part of Eype Beach
So if it goes, does it land on the beach? I was visualising paddlers waiting on the water with cameras to record the fall, and then having to ride the resultant tsunami...
by maryinoxford
Sat May 09, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Private Sales - Sea Kayaking
Topic: TAHE GREENLAND T FOR SALE
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: TAHE GREENLAND T FOR SALE

You can find a guide to posting photos here:
http://www.ukseakayakguidebook.co.uk/po ... _links.htm
by maryinoxford
Sat May 09, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Repairing an Atlantic waveski
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: Repairing an Atlantic waveski

Whenever anyone mentions expanding foam, I can't help thinking of this thread on SOTP.
http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/ ... foam-story

The moral is, "read the instructions." I'm sure you would, Geoff! But it's a good story about someone who didn't... :-)

Mary
by maryinoxford
Wed May 06, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: cold water shock - gasp reflex
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: cold water shock - gasp reflex

Also! the basin experiment is different to a full body emersion. I agree with that. And, different people may react different ways. The only time I can remember experiencing something like the gasp reflex was when (wearing a swimsuit) I deliberately got into cool, but not cold, water, measured afte...
by maryinoxford
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Expedition style drysuits^
Replies: 69
Views: 9557

Re: Expedition style drysuits^

Thanks Geoff and Matto - I've just read a review where it seems like the bum zip can get in the way of getting back intothe cockpit quickly e.g. after a swim, which sounds a bit of a faff and annoying and has put me off a little bit. Hi Lucy, I have the front-entry Kokatat suit with drop-seat. I do...
by maryinoxford
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak pulls left
Replies: 25
Views: 4966

Re: Kayak pulls left

Just to confirm whether it's you or the kayak... if you can go somewhere with safe, flat water that you can stand in, try floating the kayak while you stand behind it and push it away from you. Watch how it tracks. If it still pulls left even with no one in it, maybe it's not you...
by maryinoxford
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats to USA?
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Boats to USA?

DaveBland wrote:By the way, where the hell are you paddling in Arizona? Bit dry innit?
Grand Canyon?
by maryinoxford
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hello some advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 3586

Re: Hello some advice please.

if you're ok getting out of a swimming pool without using the steps then you should be capable of remounting a Sit On Top. As an aside, how easy that is depends on the water level in the pool, relative to the edge. Speaking as someone who is overweight (not obese) but not with great upper body stre...
by maryinoxford
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Scotland - Far North
Topic: Loch Maree access
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Re: Loch Maree access

I went there with a friend several years ago. She contacted whatever agency is responsible for taking care of the birds. They told her that one or two of the islands (I don't remember which, now) are sensitive, and they prefer people to avoid them during breeding season, but as we went in September,...
by maryinoxford
Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Does swimming ability effect kayaking confidence?
Replies: 27
Views: 1992

Re: Does swimming ability effect kayaking confidence?

Franky wrote:Sorry, I can't help it, I studied languages and get very enthusiastic/boring on the subject :)
Franky, I'm with you. If the original poster aims to produce a University-level dissertation, then I think he/she should aim for a better standard of English.
by maryinoxford
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Roof loader, or trailer?^
Replies: 36
Views: 9026

Re: Roof loader, or trailer?^

Thanks for the thoughts, Ade. It's no longer relevant to me as I've taken a final decision not to get a car -- partly on cost grounds, but mainly because I hate driving, and have never owned a car or driven enough to get good at it. But when I was still considering it, I was drawn by the advantages ...
by maryinoxford
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Temperatures
Replies: 274
Views: 43508

Re: Water Temperatures

Pete, you really are amazing. Brave. Tough. Hardy. Sane...? Well...

I admire you. But I have no ambitions to emulate you. Keep swimming...

Mary